Month: November 2015

Assessment of Pain in clinical and experimental setting

linkphysio | November 30, 2015

Pain assessment has always been a challenge for researchers for many years. They have always tried to quantify pain. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) evaluates the integrity of the entire sensory receptors. It is found to be a reliable and relatively reproducible. Though QST is a subjective test, recent brain imaging studies provide strong evidence that […]

Assessing “function” in clinical practice and research

linkphysio | November 28, 2015

When a patient comes to us, he/ she almost always explains their problems in terms of the functions. For example: “I cannot comb my hair due to pain”, “I cannot walk”, I can’t climb the stairs because of pain” etc. Function is really important to a patient, and so it should be for a physiotherapist […]

Should we worry about “how much it hurts” in Chronic Pain?

linkphysio | November 27, 2015

History of pain management suggests strong value of focusing on pain intensity as the goal of treatment. This is true for cancer pain towards the end of life and probably for acute pain with injury or pathology. However, for pain without obvious pathology or trauma, addressing elimination of pain may not be right goal of […]

Volunteer needed for “Pain Research” in Nepal

linkphysio | November 6, 2015

सौरब शर्मा “दुखाई” सम्बन्धि बिषयको सर्वेक्ष्यणमा इच्छुक छन् | उनिले हालै नेपाली हरु मा दुखाई सम्बन्धि अनुसन्धान गर्न प्रतिष्ठित “International Association for Study of Pain (IASP)” मार्फत प्रोत्साहन पाएका छन् जुन नेपालमा प्रथम पटक हो | यस्तो ऐतिहासिक अनुसन्धान मा सौरबलाई सहयोग गरी हौसला प्रदान गर्नुहोस् | यदि तपाई (१) नेपाली हुनुहुन्छ र नेपली राम्ररी […]